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2001 Stratus
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Skeeter
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I love this car! It has excellent mileage for a mid size car, even around town. I trust it not to let me down on long trips too. Also get a lot of compliments on it.


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4 years later...
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By rtlady
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2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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...and I still love this car. Only flaws so far-I'm still having to replace or turn rotors every 7,000 miles or so, and they squeak inbetween the whole time. Definitely a bummer given that the car is such a head- turner. Also, my EGR valve went shortly after the 3 year factory warranty was up, and extended warranty doesn't cover any vehicle emissions equipment. Cosmetically, the paint has held up great (but then I really baby it) except the door handles look faded and the chrome-like finish is peeling off some of the letters. I also started hearing a "sproing" like noise around 20,000 miles when I first start the car and put it in drive and dealer can't find source of problem.


Best Features

Paint finish, "head-turning" factor, great acceleration, and the awesome stereo system.


Worst Features

Improved or larger rotors. Definitely should have had dual exhaust. Improve the turning ratio, and decrease space between top of tire and wheel well to give a more aggressive look. Biggest drawback to this car is the lousy resale value and poor service.


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By Greg
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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The 2001 Stratus 4Dr. SE Sedan (4cyl) is a fine car. Although it a little louder than I'd prefer It's still a nice vehicle. The interior is laid out good. The controls are easy to read and access. The front seats are comfortable. The 4 cylinder has decent power and acceleration.


Best Features

Body style, comfort and control layout


Worst Features

Refine the engine


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Great little car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By aurinia
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought this car used in Jan 2004 when my 94 Jimmy died. Had never driven one before or heard much about them but I got a great deal on it and figured w/ the inline 4cyl it would be good for my 70+ mile roundtrip daily commute. 9 months later, and I honestly love this car! Still doesn't have nearly as much power as my bf's WRX STi (what does? LOL) but its a great car! I've put over 20K miles on it in 9 months (has 80K on it now)and so far the only things that have been replaced are the tires and the RF wheel bearing. Very, very reliable, looks great and very uncomplicated. Love it!


Best Features

Stereo totally rocks for being factory- issue. Clean lines, not a lot of 'fussy' stuff to worry about. Comfy seats, decent fuel economy. Window locks for rear windows...a great idea when you have a 4yr old who likes to throw stuff out the window! :)


Worst Features

Make a CD player standard! Would be nice if they offered a manual transmission...I hate driving automatic. Can't turn off headlights w/out keys being in the ignition and being in the 'on' position. Just minor stuff.


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amazing performance for a 6cyl.!!!!
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By sir looshus
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2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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the 01 stratus is fun to drive with the optional auto stick. the top of the powerband is very responsive. handling is great on dry or wet surfaces. interior design is awesome, everthing is within arms length of the driver. could have added heat to the power leather seats for the cold winters, but ya can't have everything! would purchase another in a heartbeat. only problem i have had was a timing belt tensioner at 90XXX miles


Best Features

cd changer, moon roof, suspension, handling, dash design


Worst Features

heated leather seats, supercharged/ turbo-charged model


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